Carlsbad Caverns is a fairyland, an underworld marvel whose formations stun the senses. This remarkable geologic phenomenon began to take shape six million years ago. The processes and chemicals that created these caves were a unique combination—mainly an ancient limestone reef dissolved by sulfuric acid—and the result was unusual and dramatic compared to other caves. Huge rooms in random patterns, unpredictable dead-end passageways, pits and chimneys connecting different levels—these are the signatures of Carlsbad Caverns.
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Carlsbad Caverns Trading Company is honored to provide regional and thematic gifts and meals in our above ground operations. We also provide limited food and gift service 750 feet below the surface in the “Underground Lunchroom.”
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